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WASLA will offer a full-day class February 4, 2015: “Introduction to Irrigation Design”
Shoreline Convention Center: Ballinger Room
8am - 5pm
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Design in Public (DiP) seeks a dynamic and passionate Program Director. The Program Director works to further Design in Public’s mission: advancing Seattle’s livability through design. The ideal candidate is passionate about the design of our city, able to both set a big vision and manage detail, and excited by the challenge of working for a young and growing organization.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume with subject line Design in Public Program Director to [email protected] no later than November 21, 2014.


For more information visit www.DesigninPublic.org.  Click HERE for full job description.

Mentor Mornings was created by Seattle design
entrepreneur and author Ted Leonhardt to give
artists and designers a place to discuss
career-related topics. The format encourages
questions around a pre-established subject,
with a goal of gaining new understanding and
insights that only an open conversation among
peers allows.

Some days guest presenters will be featured,
on others, Ted will lead on topics including
negotiating, managing talent, interviewing,
and finding your passion.

Past featured guests include:
▪ 2014 Apple Design award winner Chris Laurel
▪ Jackson Fish Market creative director Jenny Lam
▪ Noted UX leader Tracey Lovejoy

To receive Mentor Mornings updates, sign up
at TedLeonhardt.com
Meetings run 10am–11:30am and are held every first and third
Saturday of the month in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.
Attendance is by RSVP. Free.

Colleagues,

In June, I had the good fortune to travel with Dr. Gregory Rasmussen (Painted Dog Research Trust or PDRT) and see his work firsthand.  When I met Greg, I immediately knew that I wanted to help support his organization because they do the work that is necessary to conserve this species in a way that simultaneously focuses on the local communities’ needs.  I have spent too many years hoping that the future of painted dogs and other African wildlife can change for the better and now I have decided to act.  This event is the kick-off for Painted Dog Research Trust USA, and the funds raised will begin the long term funding of Dr. Rasmussen’s work.

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“Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge” is Now Accepting Entries

The City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, and the Port of Tacoma invite design teams to participate in the “Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge” going on now thru Dec. 18.

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WASLA Will Partner with IMASLA and NPS to Help Connect North Idaho Communities

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The Berger Partnership is very saddened to send this announcement of Tom’s passing because he was loved by many people in both the Landscape Architecture and Architecture fields and was a huge inspiration to us. 

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UW Architect Rebecca Barnes, UW Landscape Architect Kristine Kenney, and UW faculty member Thaisa Way are pleased to announce the symposium Landscape in Motion: UW’s Campus Landscape Framework on October 20, 2014 in celebration of the release of a working draft of the Campus Landscape Framework (CLF). Attendees from the regional professional and academic communities are invited to discuss finding and debate how best to realize the potential of this campus landscape, informed by presentations about the state of the art of campus landscape of universities and other major institutions and corporations. The CLF initiative was undertaken by the Office of the University Architect in 2013 to address the need for guidance regarding the stewardship of the campus landscape, with the involvement of may UW units and the assistance of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

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UP BY ROOTS Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment

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WSNLA Educates

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"Spokane area landscape professionals take part in Spokane's very first PARK(ing) Day event. Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to expanding our efforts next year. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and came out to support us!" 

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Dear WASLA Members,

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Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture is once again offering our popular series of preparatory courses for candidates taking the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. The courses are offered three times each year in Northern California and in other locations, usually four to eight weeks prior to the examination dates. Our classes have attracted students from 46 states, five Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, and The District of Columbia.

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The Forest Service is currently soliciting nominees for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council. Please consider sharing this opportunity with those in your association and community who may have an interest in outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest.

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Riverfront Park Bond Informational Meeting

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There’s lots to see and learn at this year’s Farwest Trade Show, August 21-23, at the Oregon Convention Center, starting with a landscape-focused tour on Wednesday, August 20. Join this tour if you are interested in or practice residential or commercial design, are involved in planning municipal projects, or want to see how plants are instrumental to good design. Sign up here. This tour takes you behind the scenes of an innovative LEED Platinum retrofit federal project where plant material plays an integral role. Landscape architect Charles Brucker, PLACE studio, and Sean Hogan, Cistus Nursery, will take you through the project. Sean will then lead you to the next destination, a ½-acre private garden that pushes the zone envelope. After lunch and a tour of the display gardens at Cistus Nursery, it’s up and over the west hills to Nike World Headquarters and a tour of the corporate campus with landscape architect Theresa Chenney, Mayer/Reed, where the constructed and natural environments have been blended to achieve a carefully crafted serene, verdant and ecological landscape.

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The Landscape Department at the University of Washington has been working hard on providing its students with valuable resources that can better connect them with local employers for internships and practicum opportunities.
Prior to developing these resources we sent a survey to our local employer list to get feedback on what firms wanted and if they would use specific resources.  We took this information and over the summer developed a space where employers can submit internships and practicums and positions to a page that is only accessible by our students.

We hope this will increase our students’ experience opportunities that will aid in their skill development.

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ecoPRO TRAINING & EXAM
The training, required study materials, and exam are based on 200+ sustainable best practices. As an ecoPRO certified indvidual, you will demonstrate knowledge of, and voluntarily practice sustainable best landscape practices in the following eight key principles:

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Consultants meet your clients – and vice versa, at an informal setting during this first ever WASLA/APA Washington social hour!

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As of Tuesday, July 1, the chapter office will be located at 2150 N 107th St, Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98133. Our email address, [email protected], and telephone number, 206-443-9484, will remain the same.